Can you live in a Skoolie full time?

Some people live in their conversion for a few months, a few years, and yes, some for the rest of their lives. Everybody is looking for something different out of their skoolie experience. You can stay for as long as you like, and are free to make a change if you decide the time is right.

How much does it cost to turn a van into a house?

A typical modern campervan conversion usually costs between $5,000-$15,000 dollars. This is usually enough to build a comfortable DIY campervan with basic home-like comforts. The most expensive item is usually the electrical, it’s common to spend at least $1,500-$4,000 for a decent-sized off-grid solar setup.

How long does it take to build a Skoolie?

Many people are looking to make the transition from stuck at home to life on the road by converting old yellow school buses into custom, on-the-go primary homes called skoolies. As a general rule, it can take between six months and two years to completely convert a school bus into a skoolie.

Can I convert a bus to a camper?

In short, yes, you absolutely can convert your van into a campervan. For the more detailed answer that digs a little deeper, we take a look at what requirements need to be met for your vehicle to fall within the ‘motor caravan’ category with the DVLA, the class which covers all campervan, motor caravans and motorhomes.

Is living in a bus realistic?

If you have access to a good, permanent parking spot, then living in a bus full time can be a great way to own your home. It’s tricky to get your foot on the property ladder with house prices rising, so living in a bus is a fantastic alternative.

Are Skoolies reliable?

Compared to other RVs and vehicles, yes, Skoolies are safe on the road. The school bus is a heavy vehicle with superior construction. Its robust construction, it’s simple and accessible mechanics make it a very reliable vehicle. An abundance of used parts, at affordable prices, is available to bus owners.